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The Daily Bee (November 20th, 2018): Dahoud talks BVB and a special kit for Gladbach-game

Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund - International Champions Cup 2018 Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images
  • BVB to wear special kit vs Gladbach

Dortmund as most probably know is located in the midst of the Ruhrpott a working man’s region famous for it’s coal mining. However the era of coal mining has come to an end as the industry in the region has evolved significantly over the years. To thank the miners for their service and commemorate them Borussia Dortmund will wear a special kit in their last Bundesliga game of 2018 with the slogan “Danke Kumpel!” (Thank you buddy!). Hans-Joachim Watzke had the following to say:

“Mining has had a profound impact on our region - as has football. Every major traditional club in the Ruhr region was born on coal and steel. Coal, steel, football and beer have always belonged together here and shape our cooperation and our culture.”

Here are a few interesting answers from Mo Dahoud in an interview with Sportbuzzer where opened up about his role in Dortmund:

Since joining BVB, you often sit on the bench. Have you imagined your development differently?

No, I knew that I had to bring patience with my step to Dortmund. In that sense I am satisfied with the development. I would not call myself a rotation player. There are many good players in my position, everyone has to sit outside once.

About BVB’s new coach Lucien Favre:

Everyone is talking about Favre. But it always means that he is a difficult guy.

I can not confirm that. His goal is to make every player better. If you understand that, you know what he wants from you.

Does he deal with you and Marco Reus differently than with players he did not know yet?

No. He treats all players the same. However, it is also clear that he is exchanging ideas and opinions with Marco as captain.

And about Marco Reus:

How important is Reus for BVB and can he eventually fill this role as a leader at the DFB?

Marco is for me, especially in the current form, one of the best players in the world. Too bad that he was repeatedly thrown back from injuries, otherwise he would have the same role at the DFB. If he stays healthy in the coming years and months, he will take that role in the future.

Daily Buzz: How do you see Dahoud this season? He started of a bit shaky but had some good performances recently (his substitution changed the game against Bayern). Do you think he’ll finally realize his full potential this season?